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Aircel soon to launch 4G services in Andhra Pradesh

By insightVAS - Mon Nov 11, 4:01 pm

Telecom operator, Aircel is conducting trials to launch 4G services in Andhra Pradesh. Aircel is only the second cellular service provider after Reliance to bag 4G licence for AP Circle.

“The trials are currently on but we don’t have the required ecosystem, including the 4G-enabled mobile handsets, to launch the services commercially,” Deepinder Tiwana, AP Circle Business Head of Aircel said. He further added, “Data services are growing exponentially in Andhra Pradesh. About 44 per cent of our 1.85 million subscribers in AP use data services, including 12 percent for 3G. This has enabled us to double our revenues in 2013 compared to the previous year.”

The operator is also coming up with new data plans as also voice plans to give more value for money to the customers. Moreover, it has identified the priority segment are accordingly drawing up the strategies to drive future growth.

Aircel was making a loss of about Rs 250 crore per annum till last year but now is on the turnaround path. “We will start making full-year profit from next year,” Tiwana said, but did not disclose figures.

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